The Delaware Department of Education has finally announced the new leader of their Charter School Office. Leroy Travers, who served as the Head of School at Campus Community, has been chosen.
Travers came to Campus Community in 2013 as Principal. After a couple of years, he became their new Head of School. Travers comes at a very interest time at the Department as seven charter schools are going through their renewal process this fall.
Over at Campus Community, according to their website, it looks like long-time Curriculum Director Heidi Greene is their new Head of School.
This is the longest I’ve seen the Charter School Office without a leader in my almost four and a half years of blogging. Former leader Denise Stouffer left the DOE on June 30th to take over as Head of School at Providence Creek Academy. The role had been vacant until today.
I know Leroy Travers and have found him to be a good guy. Anyone who knows the history of this blog knows my son once attended Campus and there were issues with his special education there. But I will say Travers walked in at the tail-end of that and the hornet’s nest was already swarming. So I bear no ill will towards him for any of that. I sent him a congratulatory email. I sincerely hope he lends more transparency coming from the charter school side of things at the Delaware DOE.
Prior to his time at Campus, Travers was an Assistant Principal at Laurel Middle School from 2009-2013 and was a 4th grade teacher at Laurel Elementary School from 2000-2009. Travers received both his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Education, School Leadership.